Samantha Renke is an actress, presenter, speaker, writer and disability rights campaigner who was named as number 3 in The Shaw Trust Power 100 List of 2020 – a list of the UK’s most influential disabled people.
Samantha has brittle bone disease - which leaves her whelchair bound. She has levereraged her disability t spread the word of disability rights through the use of media and speaking.
A regular on our TV screens, Samantha's credits include Her credits include Morning Live (BBC One), Sunday Morning Live (BBC One), Rip Off Britain (BBC One), Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC Two), Loose Women (ITV), Good Morning Britain (ITV), How To Spend It Well At Christmas (ITV), How To Beat Ageing (Channel 4), Jeremy Vine on 5 (Channel 5), The Disability Paradox (BBC Four), Front Row (BBC Radio 4) and Word Of Mouth (BBC Radio 4). She has also been interviewed on ITV News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Sky News and BBC Radio 5 Live.
You'll find her regular columns in the Metro, and her previous work for The Huffington Post and PosAbility magazine. She was also in The Shaw Trust’s Power 100 Lists of 2018 and 2019 as well as being nominated as Campaigner of the Year in the 2019 European Diversity Awards and Celebrity of the Year in the 2020 National Diversity Awards.
As an ambasodor for Scope, and patron for Head2Head Theatre, Samantha has had a wealth of experience as a speaker for companies such as National Education Union, Viacom, Houses of Parliament, the British Red Cross, Retail Week and ASOS.